Supported Living Services

Supported Living Services (SLS) are provided to adults with Intellectual Disabilities who choose to live in homes they own or lease in the community.

These services help individuals exercise meaningful choice and control in their daily lives, including where and with whom to live.  SLS is designed to foster individuals’ nurturing relationships, full membership in the community, and work toward their long-range personal goals.  Because these may be life-long concerns, Supported Living Services are offered for as long and as often as needed, with the flexibility required to meet a persons’ changing needs over time, and without regard solely to the level of disability.  Typically, a supported living service agency works with the individual to establish and maintain a safe, stable, and independent life.  But it is also possible for some individuals to supervise their services themselves, to secure the maximum possible level of personal independence.

The guiding principles of SLS are set down in Section 4689(a) of the Lanterman Act.

For more information on SLS, read here.